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How to Transfer SMS from Nokia to Android ?

May. 18, 2015 10:37 am / Posted by Amy to Android Phone Topics
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More and more young people are switching their Nokia phones to Android phones. It is well known that these two devices use different operating systems. While Nokia makes use of Windows Phone operating system, Android devices make use of an Android operating system. There were allegations that you cannot transfer your text messages which might be very important to you from your Nokia phone to Android phones, but these are just rumors. Indeed, you cannot directly sync all your previous messages from your Nokia device to your Android device, but here we will show you some steps for you to carry out the transfer effectively:

Step 1: Install a Nokia Ovi Suite then open and click on sync messaging by selecting the sync option on the messaging tab. You will see the messages will start to be synced with a progress bar. After the sync completes, you will receive a message box showing that syncing of the messages has been successful.

Step 2: After the syncing is done, you will be required to close the Ovi store application completely. If you decide to close by clicking on "X" mark on the Ovi store window, this generally tends to work in the background. Therefore, you will have to go to the system tray which is near Clock at the bottom right side of the main screen then click on "Ovi" icon and select "Exit".

Step 3: Then you will be expected to download an application called Nokia2AndroidSMS software tool which helps in the further process of transferring messages from the Nokia device to your Android device. Its main function is to convert all the SMS messages from Nokia Ovi data files into an XML file format which is supported by SMS backup and restore function of Android.

Step 4: Extract the zip file then extract it on any convenient location on your PC and open Nokia2AndroidSMS.exe file.

Step 5: Click on the exe file mentioned above to reveal a pop up window where you will be needed to select the convert tab.

Step 6: The moment you select the tab convert, a new XML file is generated and the same file will be saved on the location where you extracted the Nokia2AndroidSMS software. As a rule of thumb, this application is expected to automatically find all the data stores created by Nokia Ovi and automatically choose the first one by default.

Step 7: On your Android device, go into the Android Market Place and search for an application called SMS Backup and Restore then install it. Connect the Android phone to your computer and copy the .xml file into the SMSBackupRestore folder on the phone.

Step 8: Run the SMS Backup and Restore tool from your Android device and select the import messages option to transfer all the SMS into your Android device.

Once the import is complete, you will realize that you have successfully transferred your all Text messages from the Nokia phone to your Android device. But as you can see, this solution takes too many steps which cost you plenty of time. Is there any other simple way to transfer SMS from Nokia to Android? Of course there is. All you need is a third-party program which is devoted to phone to phone data transfer.

Well, speaking of a professional transfer program, this Vibosoft Mobile Transfer is highly recommended here. Being a third-party desktop application, you only need to download and install it on your computer. Then you can transfer SMS from Nokia to Android in one click. Apart from text messages, more data like contacts, music, videos and photos can be transferred from Nokia to Android as well. Now you can have a try on a free trial version by following the instructions below.

Mobile Transfer

Mobile Transfer helps users freely share photos, videos, contacts, messages, call logs and more between any two smart mobile devices.

Steps to Copy Text Messages from Nokia to Android (Samsung, HTC, Sony, etc.)

1Launch the Software

Download and install the program on the computer and link the Nokia and Android phones to PC using USB cables. Then launch the software. On the main interface, choose the "Phone to Phone Transfer" mode from the multiple choices.

2Transfer SMS from Nokia to Android

You can mark the "Text messages" and click the "Start Copy" icon to transfer SMS from Nokia to Android. Besides, "Contacts", "Call logs", "Photos", "Music" or "Videos" can be transferred between Nokia and Android phone in the same way.

Note: If you find your Nokia is not in the source area, you can click the "Flip" button to exchange their positions.

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